The Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist in Residence and Teaching (ART) Program is a lasting gift to the many artists, arts educators and students, and arts enthusiasts we are fortunate to have in our community. The program represents a significant part of Susan’s lasting legacy–as a beloved local artist and environmental advocate.
The ART program works to develop and enhance the visual arts through short-term residencies and workshops taught by nationally-established and highly reputable artists who create in a range of media. Past visiting artists include: Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Michelle Ross, Richard Notkin, Katherine Ace, Laura Ross Paul, Tip Toland, Sergei Isupov, Phoebe Toland, and Michelle Gregor.
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2019 Visiting Artist: Ana Lisa Hedstrom
The Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist in Residence and Teaching (ART) Program recipient for 2019 is textile artist Ana Lisa Hedstrom, an internationally recognized artist specializing in the beauty of natural dyes and shibori.
Hosted by Blue Line Arts, Hedstrom will introduce the best practices for the use of natural dyes as well as basic applications to dye both fabrics and wool yarns. Quilters, dyers, weavers, and knitters are sure to find inspiration in natural dyeing.
About the Artist
Ana Lisa is known for her signature textiles based on contemporary adaptations of shibori. Her textiles are included in the collections of major museums including the Cooper Hewitt, the Museum of Art and Design, and the De Young Museum. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has taught and lectured at numerous international Shibori conferences and schools. Her awards include two NEA grants and she is a fellow of the American Craft Council.